Solvent effects on Grubbs’ pre-catalyst initiation rates

Ian W. Ashworth, David Nelson, Jonathan Percy

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Initiation rates for Grubbs and Grubbs-Hoveyda second generation pre-catalysts have been measured accurately in a range of solvents. Solvatochromic fitting reveals different dependencies on key solvent parameters for the two pre-catalysts, consistent with different mechanisms by which the Grubbs and Grubbs-Hoveyda pre-catalysts initiate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4110-4113
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number12
Early online date13 Nov 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Grubbs–Hoveyda
  • pre-catalysts
  • solvent effects

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